I tend to dip in and out of Next. They have had bursts of genius in their homeware department… which tends to come and go, so it’s always pot luck whether i’d find something of interest.
Next have certainly stormed into 2017 wearing their best pants, giving us some SERIOUSLY good interiors inspiration. Some of it I want right this minute. And I think you might too.
Spheres 6 Light Brass Pendant Light – £130
Oh my actually bloody hell what??? Can you see this? Yes, it’s from Next. And it will sell out. So if you like it, flipping buy it now. At £130, this is a steal when similar chandelier/multi-arm lights are selling for £500+.
Palm Tree Table Lamp – £60
It’s so cool. Not too crazy. A great way of adding a subtle touch of personality and fun to your bedroom or living room.
Evelyn Pendant – £35
Oh this is just ridiculous. £35? They may as well be giving them away. How lovely would a row of three look down the hallway of a period house? Love it.
I got very excited by these. Hand blown, glass pendants, especially multi-coloured designs are coming through strongly this year. (See Curiousa & Curiuosa)
Fluid Iridescent Glass Pendant – £120
This large pendant is the one i’d love to work with in a project. I really like the organic, imperfect shape, giving the light a sense of movement and individuality.
Now onto sofas.
The Gatsby Sofa is the perfect shape for all of you Deco lovers out there. Such lovely proportions and lines without it being too gimicky.
- Top Tip – Never buy an entire range of furniture from one shop, these pieces on their own are beautiful enough to stand alone, mixed in with other styles to give a more organic relaxed look. Everything from the range, all together in one room is just too much. Matchy matchy is not a look I like at all. It lacks creativity, confidence and personality. Add your own!
The curved arms and stitched panels across the back give this simple design just enough detail. The matching footstool with the same horizontal stitching is a lovely touch too. I’d definitely have this in velvet.
Did you know Next sold their fabric too? So you can reupholster your current pieces of furniture or have some curtains whizzed up in a jiffy?
No, neither did I.
Twilight Garden Printed Velvet – sold by the metre
I would absolutely love to re-cover a chair in this. Wouldn’t it be beautiful? You can see the Gatsby sofa below in this very fabric. It’s a stunner.
Who’d a thought you could get a velvet, House of Hackney style sofa from Next? Am totally sending the link to this fabric over to my upholstery lady right now (and meandering around the house working out what I can reupholster…)
Talking of House of Hackney and all things boho glam, check out these cool feather filled cushions as part of Next’s Clarke & Clarke range. How Witch and Watchman are these? But without, the £100+ price tag. At £40 a pop these are a much more affordable way of adding some #junglalow style to your favourite sitting spot.
And lastly, two pieces I just must buy (because we have so much money left after our loft extension)….
Monkey Print Cushion – £15
I need this in my life right here, right now. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. I remember my nan having those little brass monkeys on her fireplace. I have fond memories of playing with them when I visited. Which is why I bought these little critters a few months ago…
My collection of ornamental monkeys may be about to increase by one, thanks to Next.
Gold Effect Hanging Monkey – £30
Peeeeete! Please can we have a brass monkey hanging on the wall?? Pleeasse?
And that ladies and gents is what’s got me excited at Next. They’re doing some sterling work on their homewares and bringing bang on trend, and highly affordable pieces directly onto a high street near you. Just what we all like eh?
Penny for your thoughts…?